Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
DOINews: Upcoming Webinar on Managing Well-Connected Landscapes
Northwest Climate Science Center-funded scientist, Meade Krosby will give a webinar titled "Mapping Pacific Northwest Riparian Areas: Measuring Current Condition and Prioritizing for Climate Change Adaptation". The webinar will be hosted by the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative 10:00-11:00 AM on July 24th.
Landscape connectivity is critical to conservation planning- plant and animal populations need well-managed corridors of suitable habitat to undergo climate-induced range shifts. Dr. Krosby will discuss the process of helping prioritize areas for conservation by creating high resolution maps of riparian habitat, condition and adaptation potential.